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breaking news. i apologize. it's regarding the "washington post." and mary thompson has that very interesting story. mary? >> really interesting. jeff bezos, the founder of amazon.com, will be buying the newspaper publishing businesses of the "washington post" for $250 million. now, bezos is buying this with an entity that is his alone. this does not have anything to do with amazon.com. so it's basically a personal acquisition. the transition -- the transaction covers the "washington post," the newspaper, and other publishing businesses, including the express newspaper, the gazette newspapers, southern maryland newspapers, fairfax county times, greater washington publishing. what it doesn't include is slate magazine, the root.com and foreign policy. they're not part of the transaction, and will remain with the "washington post" company, as will wapo labs and social code businesses. once again, jeff bezos is paying $250 million for the newspaper publishing businesses of the "washington post." he has asked katherine wamuth, the ceo and publisher of the "washington post," as well as
'm chris matthews in washington. let me start tonight with this. reince priebus is on the warpath again. the rnc chairman who has made bones trying to suppress african-american votes now has a plan to suppress the free media. having waged war on the 15th amendment, the one that gave african-americans the right to vote, he is now batting down the hatches on a free press. priebus's plan, which he described last night is to take control of the republican nominating process, deciding who will be the moderators of the debates, which debates will be authorized and which networks will be allowed to sponsor them. he, reince priebus will henceforth decide who gets to moderate the debates, where they will be permitted and which networks will be given the privilege of sponsoring them. he reince priebus will decide this big push for personal control is consistent with his oversight of a major republican plan to make it harder for minorities, the elderly and young voters to cast ballots. having loaded people down with more document requirements, voter photo i.d. cards and the rest and few opportunit
jeff bezos. >> everybody at the top of the "washington post" company had the same reaction when we first started to think about the possibility, which was great surprise. the reason we started to think about it is the point of our ownership was it was always supposed to be good for the post. we knew we could keep the post alive. we knew it could survive. but our aspirations for the most have always been hired by that. so we went to see if we could find a buyer. i have spent 42 years of my life working in this building. basically all of my working career. and i'm really devoted to its future and success. >> that's don graham. don graham is the grandson of eugene meyer, who bought the "washington post" in 1933. he's the son of -- he now runs the "washington post" company. he loves the company. he's an amazing, amazing leader. that's don graham saying he's selling the newspaper his family built to amazon founder jeff bezos and he's doing it. he's doing it because he thinks it is necessary for the institution to thrive because the business model that was built around that paper, around
. >>> meanwhile, a stunner the world of media, washington post selling the newspaper publishing businesses including amazon to jeff bezos, and julia boorstin has more on that blockbuster deal. >> this news took everyone including editors and writer at the post by surprise. the washington post's company whose name will change saw the stock rise with caplan tech being sold and now what the billionaire icon plans to do with the newspaper. jeff bezos stressed what a newspaper plays in a free society, and he says that the newspaper's duty remain s s to readers and not the owner. the charting of the map ahead is not going to be easy, and there is a need to invent, which means we will need to experiment. and after knowing each other for a decade, this came together in the conference last month. >> we met at a conference fa face-to-face twice. the second week in july. we spent an hour together, and he asked for time to study the numbers, and then we spent another two hour s together, an at the end he said he wanted to go ahead. >>> that is hardly the first billionaire to buy into publish i ing. th
with a predictably defensive editorial by mayor michael bloomberg in the "washington post" in which the mayor took turns defending stop and fricsk and attacking the "washington post," itself, and others were criticizing the practice saying "the men and women who protect our city from criminals and terrorists deserve better than to have their integrity impugned in a courtroom or a newspaper especially when the facts are so clearly on their side." even today speaking at a press conference, touting the largest gun seizure in new york history, both men looked to play up the role of stop and frisk in getting guns off the street. >> wiretap conversations from this investigation show that one of the gun traffickers' biggest concerns was stop, question, frisk. >> campbell didn't want to risk it being found by new york police and is heard saying, "yeah. i'm in charlotte now. i can't take them to my house, to my side of town, in brownsville. we got, like, watchamacallit, stop and frisk. >> mayor bloomberg and commissioner kelly doubling down and repeating the same statements again and again over stop and fr
constitutional crisis in terms of the presidency. >>> plus the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. we start with breaking news out of syria this morning. the syrian government has reached an agreement with the united nations to allow inspectors full access to any site of any purported chemical weapons attack. syria's deputy foreign minister says -- the pentagon has prepositioned four warships with armed cruise missiles pore the region. chris, this is big news, this is why obviously inspectors got there, they want to get to the bottom of what really happened. think they can now? >> it is possible, we know that secretary of state john kerry was speaking with his counterpart the foreign minister over the weekend. those two did not speak very often, so that was significant. if they are able to find actual evidence, this could certainly change the calculation for the obama administration. we know the pentagon has been updating it's target list for potential air strikes in syria, looking at not only command a and control fa stillities. they have also moved warships, they have added a third
from pew majorities across all groups express little or no trust in washington. >> you need to have trust in government for the government to work effectively. >> good evening. i'm dana perino. in the latest news about the nsa giving americans yet another reason to distrust our government, "the washington post" revealing that the nsa has broken privacy rules, thousands of times, every year since 2008. and the chief judge of the secret court that's supposed to police the government's spying program says that the court has limited ability to do its job. the nsa issuing this response, quote, when nsa makes a mistake and carrying out its foreign intelligence mission, the agency reports the issue internally and to federal overseers and aggressively gets to the bottom of it. congressman goudi joins us. thank you for being here on a friday evening. let me ask you. when you first heard of this news last night, were you surprised or in line with what you thought was probably happening? >> well, dana, i would like to tell you i'm still surprised when government disappoints and when there's ev
to washington with a full agenda including the crisis in egypt. >>> premeditated murder. did the blade runner plan to kill his girlfriend reeva steenkamp. >>> the most expensive road car ever sold at auction. very good morning. nice to see you. >>> we begin with developing news out of south africa, a premeditated murder indictment handed out to oscar pistorius. prosecutors say that he shot his model girlfriend reeva steenkamp with the intent to kill. we're live in pretoria, south africa. what happened inside the courtroom? >> veronica, the hearing was down in 15 minutes. this was just a formality, just to set the date of the trial. which is march 3rd 2014. he didn't read the charges as expected. after the hearing was over, we spoke to a state prosecutor that confirmed to us that the charges are still premeditated murder, they believe that pistorius that reeva was in that bathroom when he fired those shots. most interesting on the indictment some of the state witnesses heard a woman scream, followed by gun shots, and then the woman screaming. veronica? >> claudio, thank you. >>> more bloodshed
26, 28 billion dollars. he is personally paying 250 million for "the washington post." and imogen lloyd webber says that this deal could give him more influence in d.c. over politics, really? >> and profit is paper, buy influence to an extent. washington d.c. obviously a company town. this is a company paper and busy trying to make inroads into washington d.c. last week obama was doing that great big jobs speech in tennessee at an amazon warehouse. and amazon has been dealing with sales taxes and that big drama recently is going to come up against regulators moving forward because it's just so big. so, yes, it buys him a seat at the table, so it's a factor buying it. only 1% of his fortune to get a seat at the table. >> do you agree with that strategy. do you think it's a good idea for the top guy in a top company to approach politics and get involved in politics, and get involved in washington, the company town, the political town? is that a good move? >> it's necessary. the tech guys have been doing that although the guys are spending a fortune on the lobbyists in washington and
a remarkable op-ed in the tennessean defending governing and bipartisanship. wrote, washington needs more, not fewer, conservatives who know how to govern. i know if you only have 45 votes and you need 60 senators to get something important done, like balancing the budget, then you have to work with other people. that is, if you really care about solving the problem. if you really want to get it resolved instead of just making a speech. as presidential hopefuls start trekking to iowa, the republican chairman of iowa's largest county switched its party registration to independent. in his resignation letter, the polk county chairman write, i'm disappointed with the republican party at the national level. i'm disappointed with the republican party at the statewide level. i'm disappointed with the republican party at the countywide level. helping a dysfunctioning party that does not want to address its problems is enabling it. this fight between the establishment and money wing of the gop and the tea party has taken place behind the scenes. it's clear now that many believe they should fight b
ago police in washington state releasing surveillance video surveillance photos of two suspects in the fate beating of a world war ii veteran who was wounded in the battle of okinawa. the murder victim, 88-year-old delbert boughton, spokane washington police say two teens beat him to death last night. they attacked him in a parking lot of an ice arena. officers found the victim in his car. he had serious head injuries and later died. police are now looking for two suspects. anyone with information on this crime is asked to call police. we're going to bring you more on this breaking news story as we get it. >>> right now, another unthinkable crime. >> one of the perps claims to have knocked out five white people since the zimmerman trial. very happy and proud about it. same guy claims that 90% of whites are nasty, and he hates them. but it is your host, rush limbaugh, who injected race into this story. >> i can tne of them have said, the one that is talking said, we were bored. we wanted something to do. we wanted to kill somebody. >> we saw in social media allegedly linked to on
billionaire founder of amazon.com had added a little something called "the washington post" to his portfolio of investments alongside the 10,000-year clock and that mountain in west texas and also a company that makes little tiny mobile air bags that are supposed to deploy when they sense that you might be dropping your cell phone. and also pets.com and cosmo.com both of which went out of business when he invested in them. when news broke today that "the washington post" was being bought by jeff bezos for $250 million cash, which is less than 1% of what he is worth, does what that means and what you think about that depend more on what you think about the "washington post" as an institution or what you think of jeff bezos as a guy? how much does ownership of news outlets make a difference in the worth of what those news outlets produce? that is becoming a less and less abstract question all the time in our country now. because as the news business becomes totally fiscally devalued, frankly, random people can buy even its most esteemed and important pillars for the change rolling around in th
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on getting things done in a washington where nothing is getting done, new jersey governor chris christie fashions himself the same type doer of a get it done guy, it has been working for christy in a blue state it worked for brown initially in a more blew -- blue state, now brown is raising the takeses beyond his home state. it more than00s of a rumble on the right, this is the battle to watch, the months and years ahead, that for soul of the republican party, because there are those who look at chris christie, and maybe brown as too pregmatic, the critics say to give rand a hand into guys like these guys the finger, conservative argue such accommodate ores never make it to the presidency, should not, levin telling me they are bad for the party's future. >> they argue they have been too accommodating, what do you think of that? >> the republican party sadly is ossifying, it will turn into old wig party and into nothing. it does not stand for anything. this is going to be a problem going forward in terms of elections. neil: what is lost in this argument, someone will be elected president
. >> thank you so much for inviting me, rachel. >> so seeing the "washington post" reporting on this today was the first i learned about it, and i don't totally understand. i feel like i have been waiting to hear some sort of national answer from democrats about a national strategy to combat what is obviously a national republican strategy to roll back voting rights. what exactly are you toidoing? >> what the american values first voting rights strategy, is a 50-state strategy to promote policies and legislation that will, you know, ease access to voting as well as opposing the myriad of voter suppression measures going on in the states. over 30 states right now have either passed legislation or are in the process of passing legislation that would make it more difficult for people to vote. we're talking about students. we're talking about the disabled. we're talking about elderly. we're talking about minorities. this is really a truly -- it's an attack upon, you know, american values and, you know, american rights. >> we have been reporting on that for years now in terms of these very aggr
peggest is in washington and charlie d'agata in cairo. hundreds of extra firefighters move in to contain the expanding wildfires in idaho. john blackstone is there. a mother who just lost her daughter makes a case for parents spying on their kids on-line. and for 17 and for 17 summers elaine quijano says they've been enjoying shakespeare in the we begin with jeff pegues. >> reporter: with nearly 900 killed in five days of clashes with the egyptian military the call to end the flow of u.s. money are getting louder. south carolina senator lindsay graham believes egypt is looking more and more like a failed state. >> we're going to have to suspend our aid because we can't support the reaction of the military. >> reporter: historically the u.s. has been a sponsor of the egyptian military with 1.5 billion dollars in aid the u.s. sends egypt yearly, 1.3 of it is for the country's security forces. it was the military that ousted the elected president mohammed morsi and is shooting the president's supporters. middle east analyst mohsin khan says even if u.s. aid is suspended it will have little
's what is also certain. not only washington, the congress and the ignorance of it. check this out from congressman keith ellington over the weekend reporter: >> the government has a right. the government and the people of united the united states running the programs of the united states. so this includes health and welfare and housing and all of the things. neil: what he is proposing paying for all of these things includes going after his money and all of these things. including the government would levy a sales tax on stocks and bonds and that would be uncle sam wanting a in on your money. what the congressman said it's really not your good money, it's the government's money. for you to hold and that money and distribute it as they see fit. the robin hood is nothing on this. it's pretty much all of these guys. we are talking about the outraged republicans. online, another neither is addressing the country. each side is compounding the problem. to take a look at this spiraling debt clock again. isn't it time that we scream stop it? it is the threat of another government shutdown and m
right back here tomorrow. ♪ ♪ lou: good evening, everybody. thank you for being with us. washington has become an end to the logical wonderland where the obama administration seems to be more obsessed with semantics and sentence construction than in the capture or killing of terrorists. washington taking pettiness and irrelevancies to new heights while dismissing any sense of proportion when it comes to a radical islamists and the war and terror of. and for all of that, this was a red letter day. president obama's mantra that al qaeda is on the run proved wrong yet again. you're looking at pictures of yemen where government officials uncovered a al qaeda plot to capture oil and gas facilities to fire on foreign embassies, the key port. news of the plot breaking as the united states is stepping up its drone attacks there, killing at least 78 terrorists in the southern part of the country. and the broader plot that led to the closings of 19 embassies and facilities in 16 countries still acted tonight was no indication that the threats have in any way diminished. here is state department s
republican leaders in washington with its ultimate tum. those worried leaders do as they're told to kill obama care even if that means shutting down the federal government or else. fueling this is the right-wing base of the country that now commands the fears of republican congressmen far more than anything the weak john boehner can say or do or pretend to do or hope to do. here is a town hall meeting held by robert pettinger. pay close attention to who's calling the attention here. does this guy look anything like john boehner? even a little? >> real quick, easy question. this is what the tea party wants to know. will you vote with mike lee to defund obama care? yes or no? >> a thoughtful answer? >> i want yes or no. >> no. >> if any republican votes against it, does not get funded. that's a fact. >> it has to be signed by the president of the united states. >> will you make a stand -- >> shut down the government. >> do you think harry reid is going to pass that in the senate? >> it doesn't matter. >> we need to show the american people we stand for conservative values. >> i'm joined by
. the managing editor of foreign affairs writes, washington backed hosni mubarak's dictatorship until mubarak had no chance of surviving. then when they threw him out, obama switched course again. the vacillation, all sides in egypt hate the united states which they're convinced backed their enemy. certainly the fact that we have called and not called this coup, it makes an already complex situation that much more complex. what does the president do? >> objectively speaking, this is about the least desirable outcome you could possibly have crafted if you were starting from the beginning. so, you know, they can't say that they have handled this well. there is plenty of blame to go around. the president needs to come out and pick a side. say something firm. what's going on here? what is the -- what is the end game here? the army seems to be behaving with impunity. >> yes. >> as they've said. there could be hundreds of people that have been killed here. josh hirsch reporting from over there was saying this morning after the police started clearing out the protests, then more protesters came from the
to be honest, and you might hear a helicopter flying past me, i think washington's reaction has been to the september where cairo and the generals may have concluded washington believes its relationship is important strategical strategically, but they haven't decided to alter it after a week whereas many as 1,000 lost their lives. they need that relationship to keep israel secure in the region, as well. and what we've seen so far from washington is a cancellation of military exercise. that's frankly tokenistic in many ways. the european union expressing outrage saying we'll urgently review relations, asking all sides to refrain from violence. so western powers seemingly stepping forward to say we're very upset about this and we may consider changing our actions in the future, but really the violence and crackdown here which has so many aghast haven't significantly changed the character of western egyptian relations. >> thanks, nick. >>> it does not come more complicated than egypt. president obama summed it up in a single sentence. >>> while we want to sustain our relationship with e
breaking in washington today, this caught many people far off guard that the news that the former president had a heart health scare. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: in office and out, george w. bush has been regarded by many as the most fit president ever. he took up mountain biking at the suggestion of his doctors and even though he's had cuts and bruises along the way, he's been pedaling of since. he now hosts an annual ride honoring wounded soldier covering 60 miles at a stretch through the texas countryside. >> for me it's one of the most uplifting experiences i've had in my adult life, probably my whole life. >> reporter: it's not just cycling. the former president has enjoyed running, swimming, golfing, weight lifting and hard labor on his ranch. his annual physicals while in office found him in excellent health with, quote no, history of hypertension or diabetes and with low to very low coronary artery disease risk. >> thank you so much for inviting our rowdy friends to my hanging. >> reporter: during the unveiling of his presidential portrait in may last year, he seemed healthy and happy as p
political reporter kasie hunt and in washington columnist and associated editor for "the washington post" david ignatius. >> as a red sox fan, this bereeves me greatly. richbds haas, you're a yankee fan, let's gloat. they're going to get him out this year, next year. bob costas, coming talking about it. you get bob costas talking about anything, costas doesn't like to wake up early, can i tell you how big this is? bob costas is on the west coast. >> no. >> and getting up early to talk about "morning joe." >> this is when it's hitting the fan. >> exactly. i have no idea what you're talking about. >> or -- >> a-rod is in big trouble. life-long yankee fan you have to be glad this guy is going to get yanked, right? >> so to speak. your second punt of the morning, it's good he's getting yanked. may go on a little longer. he's appealing the suspension that will be announced today. there's a procedure. he will be gone before the end of the season and then gone all of next season. effectively his baseball career, i would say, is all but over except for possibly a year and a half from now, two ye
in spokane, washington. and cnn has more on the latest random act of deadly violence. hi, what are police telling you? >> police continue to search for the second suspect. they're asking for the public's help. that suspect is 16-year-old keenan adams kinard. police send out the poster with his picture. wanted for first degree robbery and murder. the other suspect, is also 16, he was arrested last night. he has been charged with the crime. now the victim in all of this is 88-year-old delbert belton known as "shorty." a world war ii veteran, and retired aluminum company worker and also a regular at an eagles lodge where he was waiting outside for a friend to play pool wednesday night. that's when belton was robbed and beaten in the parking lot. the murder appears to have been random. now this killing comes days after police in oklahoma say three teens shot and killed a 23-year-old australian college baseball player. the suspects in that case, jessica, are in custody. >> alina, any indication of what the cause of death was in this case? >> yeah, the coroners office, ruled belton's death a ho
into every issue in washington right now but she is really putting herself in front of a lot of these issues. she did at the bar association. she said there she is going to give a speech on the nsa debate right now. correct, which is really interesting, given that in 2008, the primary was lost in part because of the left's upset with her vote for the iraq war. the nsa is an issue liberals are very unhappy about and the base of her party is unhappy about. i am surprised that she is getting out there ahead of things as much as she is. >> and very forward looking. >> correct. >> she could easily go in and reminisce about being first lady or talk about her tenure as secretary of state. hey governor, i want to ask you the $64,000 question. here it is. how much are these movements across the country by the gop precipitated by census data pertaining to what's to come in this country in 2050 when whites become a minority as a group of the population? >> i think a lot of it's being driven by that. by the way, you're showing your age. no one under 35 knows what the $64,000 question was. but you're abs
, as it turns out, nixon was also rooting for the other side, the washington redskins who lost to the dolphins in super bowl vii. the rest of the beltway crowd either supported the redskins skins or waffled on the issue. just take a look at this coverage from the day before that big game in january of 1973, there wasn't a single dolphins fan. >> among those 75 million spectators will be one president of the united states and many members of congress and other washington figures. we asked them to talk about the super bowl and here's what they said. >> who's going to win the big game, senator. >> it's a tossup. >> well, the retd skins. >> what's your prediction, senator. >> on what? >> going to be a great game, great game. >> i don't like to jinx the redskins but i thinked redskins are going to win. >> i'm for the over the hill game. >> the redskins are going to win the big game. >> the better team will win. >> which is going to be the better team? >> the one who gets the most points. >> the redskins, of course. >> the redskins. >> why? >> because they have more crash worthy request. >> >> the r
assault against innocent iraqis carrying out bombings. leaders met in washington on thursday, at least two dozen people killed in a wave of bombings in backgrounds. >>> new warnings about power plants. the nuclear proliferation project says every one of the 107 nuclear power plants is vol vulnerable to an attack. they are disputing the findings, insisting the nation's nuclear power plants are, quote, adequately protected. >>> hassan pathologist testified he shot five victims while they were lying helplessly on the ground. he fired 12 rounds on a soldier. he's charged with killed 13 and wounding 30 others in the worst mass shooting ever in a u.s. military base. >>> a tropical annoyance over mexico. forecasters say it could bring a lot of rain to the gulf course over the weekend. indra is tracking it. you are busy. >> yeah. first, i want to show you erin. it's 1-mile-per-hour over tropical storm pace. plus, i want to show the location. next week, it dissipates into a depression. we are focusing on something that has not been named yet. let's look at the peninsula. a 50% chance it develops in
they think the markets will go lower because of other stuff going on out there. in washington in particular, of conversations about whether debt is going to mount the will handle the ceiling increase which will emerge again. had the see that? will there be more bad news for investors and americans generally? >> the fundamental issue is still jobs. so many people unemployed, underemployed, a part-time employe, going and disability, and without the engine of jobs it is hard to say that the fundamentals of the economy are sound. the get a lot of ripsaw hang around based on what washington is going to do. frankly i don't remember a time in my adult life where everything was so dependent on some utterance of one washington official or another. it just seems to me that the economy is now just hanging by the threat of the latest comment from ben bernanke or somebody else. gerri: you have to say that he is probably the most powerful man on the planet right now. >> in moves equimark is, bond markets, politics. that is not the way it is supposed to be. gerri: i have to tell you, i look at some of the
with the state of washington. >> do you know how you defund obama care? you win back the senate and then you win the the presidency and then defund obama care. it is that simple. >>> coming up on "morning joe" we talk to nbc news political director, former governor howard dean and scott simon who sparked a national conversation by tweeting about his mother's final days. up next the top stories in the political play book including media matters. and nbc the hillary clinton projects on those networks. first, here is bill karens with a check on the forecast. >> 24 hours ago i told everyone about horrible flooding in missouri. we are doing it all over again in the exact same location. yesterday the wanesville area had the horfbl flooding. over in newburg the town is being evacuated about 200 to 300 people because of excessive rain. all of the bright reds and yellow have thunderstorms. i can keep zooming out. in almost all of southern missouri seeing torrential rain at this time. be very careful traveling anywhere interstate 44. atmospheric squeeze play i'm calling it. cool air to the north. roasting
your credit card. that's hurting the economy. and more violence in egypt to washington. they're divided over whether the u.s. keeps sending financial aid to that country and president obama giving no clear guidance either way and here is your monday morning obamacare headline. you know the navigators, costs 67 million to hire. they won't have to go through background checks. "varney & company" is about to begin. ♪ make it happen with the all-new fidelity active trader pro. it's one more innovative reason serious investors are choosing fidelity. get 200 free trades when you start using active trader pro today. join us at projectluna.com >> the chaos in egypt escalating over the weekend and now nearly 900 dead people after four days of violence and among them 24 police officers executed by militants in execution style and more calls from lawmakers to cut off that 1.4 billion that the united states gives. and president obama not taking a stand either way and senator john mccain says the u.s. looks bad as a result. >> we have no credibility. we have influence, but when you don't use that
. newspapers are the new trophy wives for the soup ire rich. that's what we say. jeff buys the washington post, but will this be a lasting marriage? actor george clooney calling out hedge fund manager dan lobe saying he's a greedy carpet bagger who doesn't know what actors do. a scandalous affair, one guest says that's what lawmakers did by opting out of obamacare before they went on vacation. all of that and so much more coming up this hour on "markets now." ♪ dagen: newspapers are the new trophy wives of the super rich and probably cost less money than women. first, the markets, dog days of summer giving investors little to trade on, but we have a market deep in the red right now, and look who is at the new york stock exchange. that's adam. >> hey, dagen. dagen: hey, adam. >> down 137 points on the dough, blame ibm. winners, though, three in the green, and disney, getting earnings later today besides the stink-a-radiobomb, "lone rangers" but the s&p a different story, fossil with a great day at the s&p, even though we broke below 1700, shares up 17%, washington post set a new high, up 4.6%
ago today, august 5th, 2011, stand & poors downgraded the credit rating. more from eamon in washington. eamon? >> reporter: hi, kelly. the markets are up a ton since then. but congress this week anyway is out on vacation. it's august here in washington, and that means the members of congress ski dadled at the end of the session last week. they're going home to their districts. they're going out to campaign. they're going out to raise money, on vacation. what they're not doing in washington is dealing with the next fiscal crisis that could be looming right around the corner. remember, at the end of the fiscal year comes in september, they're coming back in session september 9th. but at the end of the month, they're going to have to come up with something to do with the federal budget, possibly a continuing resolution that could be contentious. and after that, later in the fall, the debt ceiling fight. we'll have that all over again. even though the deficit itself has been going down, because remember, earlier this year, we did raise taxes and lower spending through sequester. it was --
. >>> good evening from washington, d.c., i'm ezra klein in for the terrific chris hayes, tonight on all in, the cold war may be over, but it doesn't feel like it's all that over. it's getting chilly actually. from the edward snowden situation to russia's treatment of gayes and lesbians, u.s./russia relationship is on the rocks. >>> we're learning about another terror plot that was foiled. what do new york city and detroit have in common? bankruptcy. all that is ahead. do you remember this little hot mic slip during the election. >> this is my last election. >> yeah. >> after my election, i have more flexibility. >> i will transmit this information. it is such a great line. and people thought at the time, it was a big scandal. people thought they knew what it meant. president obama was secretly telling dmitri medvedev to ignore all the election year politics, it's just politics. after that, the u.s. and russia could be great friends. maybe that wasn't it, maybe the flexibility he was speaking about was a great insult. a yo mama joke, perhaps, that would better explain what has happened sinc
as they slept some flew from afghanistan to washington. one man lost 11 relatives at the rampage. one dead. a pile of burning bodies. bales was on his fourth deployment at the time. the defense claimed he suffered a brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder. bales says is he truly sorry for the massacre. calling it an act of cowardice that he cannot explain. he says he thinks of the victims every time he looks at his own two children. we have already reported this week on the teenagers who police say killed a man out of bother dom. now we are hearing of another case of a seemingly random attack from teens. this times the victim was an 8 will-year-old veteran of world war ii. his name was delbert belton. friends called him shorty. he they say he took a bullet to his leg in the infamous battle of okinawa which left thousands dead. shorty helped him get out from unemployment. even offering him a car. >> delbert like really did, it seems trivial like he really did save my life. he made it possible for me to get a job and find work. he wasn't just migrate uncle he was a great person. he d
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